Sharp's and Hankin's Four Barrel - Original breech-loading, four-shot pepperbox pistol in excellent condition that is sometimes referred as a ‘Sharps derringer’. Properly termed a pepperbox pistol, this example was manufactured by the American firearm maker C. Sharps & Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which produced 26,000 of these specimens known as the Model 2A between 1859 through 1874.
This Sharp's patent 1859 bears serial # 2275 on both barrel and buttplate. Right side of the frame around the hammer screw exhibits the circular stamping that read “C. SHARPS & CO. / PHILADA, PA.” Left side reads “C. SHARPS / PATENT 1859”. Stampings are sharp. Grips are the checkered gutta percha in excellent condition. A fine condition Sharps deringer. Inscribed to "S.E. Conner" 14th Iowa Infantry.
Sanford E. Conner:
Residence Leroy IA; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a Private.
On 9/11/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. IA 14th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 11/16/1864 at Davenport, IA
Born in New York
Inventory Number: HAN 027